Interview via Collaborative document

CaptureI was doing some research on Python properties and came across the above. What caught my interest was the comment “I had a programming interview recently, a phone-screen in which we used a collaborative text editor.” As part of the interview  a range of questions were asked that required code to be written in real time in a document shared with the interviewer.

I suspect this approach could be extended to a range of situations. For example. a simple scenario of asking a Policy Analyst applicant to write a paragraph explaining a technical concept to a Minister in “lay speak” would reveal writing skills, tact, clarity etc. Why run automated numeracy tests when a simple range of number problems solved in real time (with working) would suffice. 

I assume this is being done in NZ by employers but it was the first time I have seen an example, albeit, suitable technology was required before it could be implemented to interview applicants remotely.


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